Third Annual Jamie’s Hope Golf Tournament Produces Record-Breaking Numbers Despite the Weather

SUMMARY: The highly anticipated annual Jamie’s Hope golf tournament continues to sell out & grow in celebrity attendance, sponsors, and funds raised for The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Houston, TX | May 19, 2015 – The Jamie’s Hope Foundation hosted the Third Annual Golf Tournament for a Cure on May 15th and again sold out both courses at Wildcat Golf Club. The event grossed over $123,000 and participants enjoyed an all-inclusive day full of food, drinks, games, awards, prizes and celebrity auctions while one lucky guest went home with a $15,000 Bullfrog Spa donated by Glacier’s Pool Supplies & Spas.

Over 250 golfers, 50 sponsor participants and 80 volunteers joined together and braved the weather to throw another successful Jamie’s Hope tournament. Scattered rains and occasional downpours made things interesting but wasn’t enough to stop this dedicated group.

The tournament gave participants the opportunity to golf with some of Houston’s biggest names including current and former Houston Texans players, MLB Brian Cushing, Pro-Bowl center Chris Myers, WR Kevin Walter, OL Ben Jones, Chester Pitts, Houston’s favorite weather girl, Chita Johnson of KHOU Channel 11 and Fox 26 News anchor, Katie McCall. Guests rolled with laughter during the live auction as radio personality, Scott Sparks, auctioned off celebrity caddies with his humorous charm. Among those donating their time as caddies, were 93Q Country’s Erica Rico and the current reigning Miss Houston Texas United States, Summer Sadiyeh.

All 36 holes included activities and/or give-a-ways to ensure an exciting time was had by all. Each course featured a luxury car hole-in-one opportunity. Crave Luxury Auto generously put up a 2013 Maserati GT convertible and a 2011 Ferrari California. CSI Inspections also brought out their “Big Pink Truck”; their inspection unit that travels nationwide promoting cancer awareness.

Golfers ended their day in the 19th Hole Lounge which was anchored by a 40-foot Red Bull tent and fully-stocked bar sponsored by Flying Pug Sports Pub. The lounge area featured a live DJ, hula-hoop fire dancer and Houston Texans Cheerleaders. Participants enjoyed dinner provided by Berryhill Baja Grill & Cantina during the exciting awards ceremony. Due to the weather, the helicopter ball drop was unable to occur so plan B took place as Houston firefighter, Frank Cervantes, & Attorney at Law, Morgan Bourque, dumped hundreds of balls down the green towards the target. Long time Jamie’s Hope supporter, Desmond Parker, won the grand prize; a fully customized and delivered Bullfrog Spa.

“We are truly blessed by the continued support of so many. The generosity of our guests, support of our sponsors and the dedication of all our volunteers is what makes Jamie’s Hope events successful,” said Founder Jamie Gilmore. “We feel fortunate to be able to continue to make an impact in Dr. Tsimberidous’ research at MD Anderson.”

Jamie’s Hope recognized Eagle Sponsors, Tubular Solutions, Wollam Petroleum Advisory Group, Glacier Pool Supplies and Spas. Birdie Sponsor, Berryhill Baja Grill. Par Sponsors, S&S Plating, Squeezed Detox & Pressed Juice and Southwest Infiniti. Hole Sponsors, Corrosion Resistant Alloys, Edif NDE, Freeman Salem Mortgage Team, Hardcore Pilates, MacDermid Offshore Solutions, MJ&H Fabrication, Morgan Bourque Attorney at Law, Peli Peli, Plusco, Serial Grillers, Superior Threaded Products, Tenaris and Tent Branders. Corporate Sponsors, TCP Realty Services, Greenberg, Grant & Richards, ProActive Marketing Group, Brand New Media, Lasher Consulting, Aspen Signature Printing and Daily Oil. In-Kind Sponsors included Affordable Sound Productions, Amalfi Ristorante Italiano, American Born Moonshine, BearCom, Blowfish, Bonjour Creperies, Caught In Customs, Cetaphil, Charity Golf International, Country Jam, Deep Eddy’s Vodka, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, EarchPhoto, Flying Pug Sports Pug, Fox26, Frio Vodka, Guyton Photography, Hornitos Spiced Honey Tequila, Houston Modern Luxury, Houston Tent & Event, Hung Truong Photography, Jose Cuervo Cinge, Maker’s Mark, Michelob Ultra, Midtown Tickets, Mira Productions, MK Limousine, 93Q Country, Outdoor Solutions, Patron Tequila, Post Oak Publishing, Quy Tran Photography, Red Bull North America, Silver Eagle Distributors, 610AM Sports Radio, Texans Cheerleaders, Texas Crown, The Drinker Midtown, 3D Imagewear, Three Olives Vodka, Tito’s Vodka and Wild Turkey American Honey.

About the Jamie’s Hope Foundation
In 2012, Jamie’s Hope was founded by & continues to be inspired by four-time cancer survivor and current cancer fighter, Jamie Gilmore. The Jamie’s Hope team works year-round raising funds for targeted therapy cancer treatment research along with providing support programs and aid to families in Houston area who are on the front lines of the battle against cancer. The Jamie’s Hope mission is to support personalized medicine research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center while helping those directly affected by cancer and raising awareness on cancer prevention and early detection.